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Shane Meadows On Shane Meadows
The director of This Is England '86 takes us through his filmography

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Shane Meadows On Shane Meadows | A Room For Romeo Brass
A Room For Romeo Brass

"Romeo is me, and Knock Knock, his next door neighbour was my next door neighbour, the guy I wrote it with [Paul Fraser]. Romeo Brass was the most autobiographical thing I’d done until This Is England. The whole ‘taking chips out of the chip packet on the way home’ was me. The chippie my mum worked at in Uttoxeter was my favourite. That’s got a special place in my heart. We didn’t have a lot of money so in the summer holiday as a kid I’d have to have my tea there, and when my mum wasn’t working I’d take my friends there and put it on her tab. At the end of one week she had to give them money just to pay for the food I’d eaten, so she didn’t earn anything. She wasn’t happy."

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